Harbhajan Singh Indian Cricketer Nickname: Bhajji and Turbanator Profession: Indian Cricketer (off-spin bowler) Biography Autobiography: NA Biopic: NA Physical Appearance Height (approx.): 180 cm Weight (approx.): 71 kgs Eye Colour: Dark Brown Hair Colour: Black Tattoos: No Personal Life Date of Birth: 3 July 1980 Age (as on 2017): 37 years Birth Place: Jalandhar, Punjab, India Zodiac sign\/Sun sign: Cancer Nationality: Indian School: Educational Qualification: School:- Jai Hind Model School, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Doaba School, Parvati Jain High School in Jalandhar College: NA Educational Qualifications: NA Signature: Family Father: Sardar Sardev Singh Plaha (Businessman) Mother: Avtar Kaur (Housewife) Sister: 4 (Elder), 1 (Younger) Brother: N\/A Coach\/Mentor: Charanjit Singh Bhullar and Davinder Arora Religion: Sikh Address: Mumbai Cricket Career International Debut: Test: 25 March 1998 against Australia at Bengaluru ODI: 17 April 1998 against New Zealand in Sharjah T20: 1 December 2006 against South Africa at Wanderers, Johannesburg Jersey Number: #3 (India), #3 (IPL) Domestic\/State Team: India, Punjab, Mumbai Indians, and Chennai Super Kings Harbhajan Singh IPL 2021 Team Kolkata Knight Riders (Bought for 2 Cr) Likes to play against: Pakistan and Australia Favourite Shot\/Ball: Doosra Career Turning Point Records \tHarbhajan with 417 Test wickets is the third highest wicket-taker as an off-spinner. \tThe leading wicket-taker for India as an off-spinner. \tHe has the record of dismissing Ricky Ponting ten times, most by any bowler. \tThe recipient of five \u2018Man of the Match\u2019 and 1 \u2018Player of the series\u2019 on Indian soil. Preferences Hobbies: Cricket and Music Favourite Batsmen: Sachin Tendulkar Favourite Bowlers: NA Favourite Cricket Ground: NA Favourite sports Commentator: NA Favourite Food: Nando\u2019s Chicken Favourite Actors: NA Favourite Films: NA Favourite Musicians\/Singers: NA Favourite TV Shows: NA Smoking\/Alcohol: No\/Not Known Style Quotient Cars Collection: NA Harbhajan Singh Wife Marital Status: Married Harbhajan Singh Girlfriend: NA Harbhajan Singh Wife : Geeta Basra Marriage Date: 29 October 2015 Children: Hinaya Heer Plaha Awards and recognitions \tRecipient of 5 Man of the Match Awards and 1 Player of the Series award on Indian soil. \tThe third highest Test wicket-taker for India. \tMember of the 2002 Champions Trophy, 2007 WT20, and 2011 World Cup winning team. \tOne of the few players to have won four IPL trophies. (2013, 2015, 2017, and 2018). Controversies \tDuring the 2008 Sydney Test, Harbhajan was involved in the \u2018Monkeygate scandal\u2019 where the Aussie all-rounder Andrew Symonds alleged of racially abusing him, Bhajji was handed a ban of one Test match thereafter. \tIn the 2008 edition of the IPL, Harbhajan was involved in an ugly spat with KXIP\u2019s Shreesanth, and slapped him after the former\u2019s side had lost their game. \tBhajji\u2019s Royal Stag whisky ad commercial attracted a lot of flake from the Sikh community. Lesser Known Facts \tBhajji played for English county team Surrey in 2005. \tHe was the recipient of Test cricketer of the year thrice. \tDuring the memorable 2001 Kolkata Test, Harbhajan became the first Indian bowler to take a Test match hat-trick. \tIn 2003, he was conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award and the coveted Padma Shri Award in 2009. \tHe owns a customised SUV Hummer H2, which he imported from London in 2009. \tHe was honoured with the designation of Deputy Superintendent in Punjab Police after his path-breaking performance (32 wickets in 3 matches including a hat-trick) against Australia in 2001.